Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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Get Your Glamp On in Bastrop

Welcome to glamping greatness! With two beautiful state parks and the Colorado River running through, Bastrop, TX has several unique and luxurious places to stay in nature. Read on for the top glamping spots in Bastrop: 1) The Reserve at Greenleaf Who hasn't wanted to stay in a luxury yurt? Well…

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The 5 Best Spots for Epic Outdoor Play in Bastrop

With natural beauty like Bastrop’s, the call to play outside is an especially welcome one. Wander among the Lost Pines, drift along the Colorado River, and get a generous lung full of that gorgeous fresh air. Here are our picks for the best places to play in Bastrop for National Play Outside Day on…

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Get Your Big Game Party On in Bastrop

The Big Game calls for a big screen. No other size will do. Now throw in good eats and some of the friendliest folks in Texas, and you’ve got an idea of the good time that awaits in Bastrop this Big Game Sunday. We scoped the field, and these are our picks for the best Big Game parties in Bastrop…

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From Bastrop With Love: Holiday Gift Ideas

The best gifts are always from the heart and in Bastrop, TX we’re especially good at getting that part right. As one of the friendliest towns in Texas, giving is one of the things we do best and it shows. Take a virtual peek at some of the heartwarming gifts Bastrop has to offer. Time Together…

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Lose Yourself in a Lost Pines Christmas in Bastrop

There’s something truly magical about a Lost Pines Christmas in Bastrop, TX. It’s a charming, small-town holiday celebration we enjoy every year. Picture just about any Hallmark movie you’ve ever seen and add in historic buildings, super friendly folk, a parade, a huge tree and you’ll have it just…

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Our Best Tips for a Grateful Getaway in Bastrop

Gather up for a grateful getaway in Bastrop this Thanksgiving. Don’t feel like cooking? We can tell you where to feast. Need a place for extra guests? We got you. We’ll set you up with fun things to do in Bastrop too and where to shop to scratch that Black Friday itch. Read on for all the details…

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